Flowers Are Red

Album: Living Room Suite (1978)

Songfacts®:

  • This song was inspired by a report card that Harry's secretary's son brought home from school. A comment was made saying: "Your son marches to the beat of a different drum, but we'll have him joining the parade by the end of the term," which, Harry said, pissed him off. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alex - Rialto, CA
  • Harry often used the "marching to the beat of a different drummer" quote as an introduction to the song during live performances. He would pronounce the comma after "drummer" as a word because of the educational theme.

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